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Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
will happen here? > > i think it is certainly likely. microsoft has a tremendous amount of cash, that they often struggle with figuring out what to do strategically with. the end result is that dell is going to need a lot of cash to take the company private, and so they don't carry a substantial amount of debt. so the more equity cash we can get by investors, the less they have to carry, and the more profitable the resulting company will be. so this could be that one marriage made in heaven where the needs of both companies could be solved together. > can you give us more on exactly how microsoft benefits in the steel? > > well, what they get is a stronger partner in dell; and clearly as a major investor in the company, can have much more to say about what dell is doing and what dell would be building. also, they would have an interest in making sure dell is successful that goes beyond the partnership arrangement they have today. so, the partnership would strengthen at a time when a lot of companies are looking at exiting the pc business or going vertical, dell would be mostly a
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm EST
from as we said microsoft and at&t. starbucks will bring you a little later. we'll bring you the numbers the moment they are released. let's zero in on trade's trading session. the dow and s&p getting closer to all-time highs but did see a little weakness. the nasdaq was stuck in the red today dragged lower by that horrendous day for apple. >> joining us now is ben pace of deutsche bank, private wealth management and back with us is the cnbc contributor josh brown. josh, what do you make of today's move and where do we go from here? the multi-billion dollar question. >> as i had mentioned previously, i really think it would be great to see a pullback, so long as it's not a company by a huge spike in volume and any kind of overly rattling headlines. nothing really on the horizon that i think can really do that. for right now what you want to see is an orderly pullback. maybe today was is beginning of that. just don't know yet, but truthfully, tech looks pretty weak here. that's an area i would probably lay off. i would focus on relative strength and the relative strength, heal
Jan 25, 2013 4:30pm PST
. shares of microsoft ended flat today, after posting quarterly results last night that topped forecasts. the once undisputed king of tech has seen its marketshare eroded by the likes of apple and google. but, as ruben ramirez reports, microsoft may be gearing up for a makeover. >> reporter: microsoft may be best known for it's windows operating system but word that it could sink about $3 billion into dell may give investors a clue about what it sees in its future. >> similar to dell, microsoft really is a company that is strapped for growth right now so access to a potentially new growth avenue could be beneficial for microsoft. >> reporter: one growth area is the consumer space. microsoft launched the surface tablet this past fall-- it's first foray into the hardware space. >> people like to do everything on something that is light and portable and fast and they want to do more and more and more. >> reporter: analysts say the surface has been slow to gain traction with consumers, partly because of its higher price point, but come february its expected to launch a business version of th
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
markets in times scare i'm melissa lee. top three trades. after hours action on starbucks, microsoft and at&t. mobile wallets, who is winning the mobile payment wars and which player is the best bet for your money? we're talking to the ceo of verifone. we're breaking down the benefits and why a railroad may be the next to make the switch. straight to our top story. the dow inching closer to the 14,000 mark, closer to new record highs. so we ask who is a buyer or seller today. what do you say? >> i was impressed by the strength that the market showed basically overcoming that $60 billion hole that was dug over at apple today. because that was just ugly. to see apple down as much as it's been down. it's down somewhat, 13%, i believe n the last month. you look at the dow -- >> 13% today. >> yes. but you look at the dow over the same period, up 5%. all the folks that kept saying the market can't go if apple doesn't join the party, they're wrong. and apple may not -- >> in fact, apple held back the party. if you look at what was going on on the down, jobless claims at a post recession low
Jan 24, 2013 4:30pm PST
to the surface tablet, a lot was riding on microsoft's latest earnings, the software giant delivers, but st barely. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. investors take a $63 bite out of apple stock. chomping almost 12% off its price, thanks to the lack of blockbuster financial results. >> susie: and the former vice chairman of the federal reserve, talks with us about the debt crisis, the economy and the fed. alan blinder joins us. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: just a single cent higher. earnings from software "giant" microsoft were only a penny more than what anysts were expecting. microsoft shares slipped as much as 2% on the news in after hours trading. here are the numbers: microsoft earned $0.76 a share, down 3.7% from a year ago. revenues rose more than 2.5% to $21.5 billion, but also below expectations. the results mark the first quarter to include sales of microsoft's new windows 8 operating system, and its tablet computer, the "surface". sales of its windows division jumped 24%, but no financial details on the surface tablet. wel haveore analysis on microsoft, in a just a
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm EST
drop there. from one tech giant to another giant microsoft. they're set to report in a few minutes. >> that is exciting waiting on microsoft. microsoft has been pretty flat going into the close. you can see it is in the wait and see mode for the quarterly report. david: let's talk about good news which is netflix, if you own netflix yesterday. sandy and were covering it. we couldn't believe the pop it had after-hours and exceeded that during the day trading. >> tissues for apple shareholders who are drying and need a cool cloth for the net flicks folks. david: extraordinary. 42%. >> completely beat the street. [closing bell rings] david: big, big moves verse. the overall market not moving all that big, but these big movers on both the upside and the downside. we have a mixed picture on all the indices here. we have the dow jones up 50 points. might settle around that mark. looks like it is settling a little lower, pulling back. the s&p up just a fraction right now. much less percentagewise than the dow jones. nasdaq of course taking all of that apple bad news in stride, leading tha
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
-year highs. >>> microsoft confirming unspectacular launch for windows 8 and declines in office software. will microsoft go the way of the dying pc. >>> starbucks shares get a jolt this morning on earns. >>> samsung posted record profits but show signs that maybe the smartphone slowdown is not an apple problem. apple slightly higher after closing down 12% yesterday. >>> futures moving higher as the dow looks at a march toward record territory. posted gains for the tenth time in the last 11 sessions. also, the s&p 500 surpassing the 1,500 mark for the first time since december 2007, but closed below that level with a slight gain on the session. certainly it seems like it's all positive. the dow transports confirming this move higher. it was pointed out in a note a couple of days ago that that's the buy signal here on the dow. yesterday's market action, jim, was that concerning that it couldn't hold 1,500? >> i'm not going to be concerned about where they nailed it at the close. the earnings per share have just been stellar. not just the bottom one. the outline's been great. procter & gamb
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
problem. i think of google as a genius company. microsoft anding into rl the most disadvantage bid apple. they were monopolists of the world of wired internet, back on p.c.s. microsoft had 96% share of operating systems five years ago and google had -- >> rose: 95% five years ago? >> yes. 96% five years ago. >> rose: windows was 95% of operating systems? >> of connected operating systems so they were just competing with macintosh. then i.o.s. and the apple products come and today smart phones are half of all connected devices. so microsoft lost half of the market. so it went from 96% to half of that simply because of not participating in smart phones and the case of google search went from being the most important application in the wired web to a not very important application on mobile and so even though google's share is higher on mobile than desktop, people are doing fewer searches because frankly on a little screen over 3g it's an awful experience whereas if you use an app like -- any app to do the search it will be a more pleasing experience. so i think about these guys as google
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
with bill gates, cochair of the bill and melinda gates foundation, and the chairman of microsoft. >> well, there's a lot of cynics out there who talk about, hey, there's corruption. why is this we do this? you know, it's far away. and sometimes you feel like, gosh, that's such a constant thing. are we really going to make it? is this rally as important as i think it is? and only by seeing the progress does it re-energize you to say, yes. unlike any time in history, this inequity is-- is being closed, and, you know, that matters to the fathers and mothers of africa, and in the long run tmatters to humanity's optimism about its ability to achieve big things. the vacuum created by the u.s. not having clear views in solving problems is-- is-- is very scary. who's going to fill that void? yeah, there's a lot of great countries around, but we should be proud of the fact that people still expect us to step back, really know the numbers, know the science. the good news for microsoft is the magic of the future-- visual recognition, speech recognition, letting you navigate rich amounts of informati
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
by its smartphone alliance with microsoft. for the first time in 143 years, the company is skipping a dividend. netflix wins the spotlight with $945 million in revenue and strong subscribers numbers. the stock rallied $43 yesterday. earnings from united continental show turbulent times. the airline plans to cut 600 management jobs in february at its chicago headquarters. fourth-quarter earnings dropped on slower air traffic, superstorm sandy, the united- continental merger transition, and the grounding of its 787 dreamliner jets. united's ceo says 2012 was "the toughest year of our merger integration," but the airline is "back on track." consumers are bracing for higher beef prices. the effects of last summer's drought may cause the price of beef to increase by 10 to 20 cents per pound. many farmers thinned out cattle herds as scorched corn crops triggered higher feed costs. in san antonio, texas, cargill is letting go of 2,000 workers as it closes a beef packaging plant. burger king is dropping an overseas beef supplier after traces of horsemeat were found in its products. abp food
Jan 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
company that underperformed the market last year. will 2013 be a window of opportunity for microsoft investors? baker and blodget go toe to toe. first our top story, the day after stocks got off to a rocking start. the best first day for the dow in four years. now what? we are trading today's action. j.b., what do you make of today following what happened yesterday? >> you know, if you're bullish, what you want to see is a shol l shallow light volume pull back and not an extension of yesterday. the fact that we're flat and not giving back the gain is positive. typically the strength yesterday to today has been broad. i don't see anything not to like if you're of the bullish persuasion. >> i would say this is a heck of a way to back up yesterday. you didn't need to be off to the races today. you didn't want to see a wave of selling. >> buyer's remorse and everything else. >> stephanie? >> i think this is verywe were we have been aggressively buying the last two weeks. we ended the year with the least amount of cash on hand. what you want to do is use the volatility to your advantage.
Jan 31, 2013 12:00am PST
of the microsoft. his focus has been on philanthropic organizations since july of 2008 when he transitioned out of his day-to-day role at the company to run the bill and melinda gates foundation, along with his wife. it is the world's largest charity, devoted to improving global health and american education. the foundation is close to its target of eradicating the polio viking a goal bill gates is planning to achieve by 2018. i am pleased to have him back on the program. we come to you from the cbs news studio in new york. welcome. >> great to be here. >> rose: tell me this, the divisions in your life, which we've talked about before-- chairman of microsoft. along with melinda, running the bill and melinda gates foundation. there's a third thing. what's the third thing, the catch-all for the rest of the things you do? >> well, innovation is what i love to work on, and so i'm spending time on energy innovation because we need cheap energy. we need clean energy. i'm creating a new high school course because i think science and history can be brought together and made more interesting. often, the
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Jan 24, 2013 9:20am EST
a man who does business with microsoft sells software but is still critical of the company's the executive as am i. why can't microsoft be the one to challenge apple? what will it take? the man from microsoft is next. [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ stuart: it looks like apple's pain is a gain for its competitors. tell me how. nicole: let's take a look at the competitors. research in motion, new multi-year high, apple is down 10%. seeing research in motion, google, yahoo! microsoft, amazon with the arrows, some of which are hitting multi-year highs. google isn't 1.8%, same with yahoo! and microsoft. our viewers -- stuart: thank you very much for that little plug. avalanche netflix making news today. we won't forget my favorite bourse stopper stock, microsoft. yesterday we had a former microsoft senior vice president talking about how they shake things up at microsoft. the company sells software to microsoft. i think you agree, i think you believe steve ballmer should go microsoft. is that
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
'll have more analysis on microsoft, in a just a moment. >> tom: the other big tech story today: apple and its big fall following yesterday's lackluster results. the stock lost 12% of its value or $63 a share, closing at $450 and change. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: no doubt this was a sour day for investors. not only did the stock log its largest dollar drop ever, but the shares are now trading at their lowest level in a year. today's selling was so intense it tripped circuit breakers at the nasdaq and, don't forget it was just september when the stock topped $700 as investors salivated over the iphone 5. it tool less than five months for momentum to shift, and the stock to go from market darling to disappointment. yesterday's results really weren't that bad. but wall street analysts did not like what they saw in the numbers. to that end, many firms cut their price target for apple today, including jefferies which slashed its target by $200 a share. jefferies also downgraded the shares to a hold from a buy, saying "we think apple is losing the screen-size wars," noting demand i
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
to be tricky. it will take a few weeks to complete. the opening will be in april. >>> the microsoft campus in mountain view was robbed over the holidays. what did the burglars take? only the apple products. the thieves raided three microsoft offices and they took a bunch of ipads. no microsoft products were reported stolen. but from what i understand, microsoft makes a great tablet. >>> let's check in with jeff for a look at tomorrow. >> cold, some dense fog. dense fog advisory for the east bay and south bay. we're going to get showers wednesday night and thursday. it could go so cold we'll get snow at 1,000 feet by thursday morning. >> thanks for joining us tonight. jay leno's next. >> see you tomorrow. bye-bye. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes bill maher, from "snooki and j
Jan 24, 2013 9:00am EST
-than-expected outlook, a stream of upgrades and one very happy carl icahn. >> and rolls on tonight with microsoft and starbucks, preview the numbers as we travel to crane mer rick ka. >> down sharply to the lowest level in years. apple issuing current quarter guidance below census. many firms cutting apple. here is what crime her to say about the company last week on his show, "mad money." >> of course, things can turn around in on a dime, my trust holds on apple can still dazzle. until then, the threats to the apple ecosystem are too great. the price of the goods too high, the ardor of the customer may be gown. all in all, a tough own, a tough hold, alas, a shame. >> jim, you sort of said it and added last night, don't let this stock become the eclipse that blinds you to everything else going on. >> you can't. the company's conference call was radically opposite of what everyone was thinking. and the company just kept going back to that mantra, listen, we have the best product. we don't really need to defend ourselves. and i think that what was happening was the analysts were viciously, viciousl
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm EST
of a way. also you've got to wonder how it affects facebook's partnership with microsoft. >> with we put that up? we see google still holding on to about a 10% gain. david is going to be my co-pilot for the hour. meantime should investors think small in order to reap big returns. ? the answer might be yes. chris rets ler is bullish on what he calls small tap trail blazers right now. good to see you. welcome to "power lunch." >> thank you for having me. >> chris, what are your benchmarks in terms of investing in a stock. what sectors of tech do you like right now in small cap? we've been focusing on the addition of ipads into the system need to be onboarded onto campuses and other networks. one way is to do it quickly through wireless technology. we also are focused a lot on the recovery and enterprise hard disk drive space which after the floods in thailand last year caused a lot of disruptions in 2012. that would help a company like super microcomputers. one think they're going to need a lot more of is processing. >> that's a good place to leave it. scott wapner, back to you. >> i figur
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm EST
crushed here recently, intel trading with a four-plus dividend yield and microsoft remains a very high free cash flow and flow-yield story, above market dividend yield and once again part of the business suites, so all three i think are good for capital aration and/or income here, for that matter. >> would you buy apple? >> most definitely, bill. i we did just last week. at $500 a share it looks extremely appealing to us on a number of valuation measures. >> scott, you talked about the struggle to find yield. >> correct. >> so many stocks out there in the s&p 500, the stock actually yields more than the debt, and even though people have been piling into dividend-paying stocks, still high yields. >> historically you would have to go back a long way to find the s&p yielding in excess of the bond yields of those same companies. in fact, it makes no sense, because dividends can go up over time. you can have growth of the investment and you can't get that in the bond market. >> that underlying asset doesn't necessarily appreciate the way stock can. >> i grew up a bond person, but right now
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Jan 25, 2013 11:00am EST
,857 and the s&p 500. almost 0.2% at three points. and jpmorgan and microsoft doing well. new highs on one end and new lows on the other. new 52 week lows, 441, and after it was $700, the top spot of the largest market camp for publicly traded company. and concerns about the sales, al look for apple now laying on this big tech names. dennis: liz claman, sitting back with microsoft. in thomas, switzerland, bill gates's children have given into the cool factor of apple products. >> they never asked. and windows pcs. dennis: microsoft reported earnings last night and results were nothing spectacular coming in line with the results last year at this time kind of flat. ed mcguire is tells what it will take to make microsoft cool again, senior analyst, you were a patient man who recommended microsoft in july of 2010, never taken the buyout, stock was $24 then. it is around the same range now. why are you still patient? >> taking the long view on microsoft in number of pieces are coming together in a broader strategy. ready to talk to the three strings in a cloud. us story about integration and now y
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Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm EST
, the new and improved office. microsoft overhauling its franchise software for the first time in three years but to what sort of reviews? first impressions straight ahead. lori: and after the office, how about a little shopping? the new list of the top five most expensive stores in the u.s. shockingly they're not all in new york city. (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade like everi'm with scottrade. me. (announcer) scottrade. awarded five-stars from smartmoney magazine. lori: microsoft is giving its flagship office a face-lift. shibani joshi has all the details for us. >> it is not your old boring microsoft office anymore. microsoft ceo steve ballmer calling this, the next big step in the company's transformation. it is a new release of the new office for consumers. quote, this is so much more than
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
. ty, over to you. >> will microsoft give investors to cheer about? software giant reports earnings after the bell today. while the dow and s&p are flirting with all-time highs, set in october of '07, microsoft is basically going nowhere, down 5% over the same period of time. john fortt is on that story as well for us. john? >> yeah, tyler, the street is looking for around 75 sent in eps on 25.1 billion in revenue, the decline in the pc market looks to be down 5 or 6% year over year. looms pretty large over this report. analyst are expecting the bulk of the revenue contribution to come from the business and server and tools divisions. ibm suggests enterprise spending might actually hold up. that a good sign for them. windows isn't expected to do that badly, just over 5 billion in revenue bolstered by businesses refreshing pcs with windows 7. that would be pretty good considering that number i gave before about pcs being down year over year. so we will see. we will also get a strong showing from the entertainment and devices division where xbox and kinect add strong season. so the bu
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> that is cool. >> john, come back. >> i was wor froird john. >> a breakdown in microsoft's second quarter earnings report ask is facebook winning mobile app war? >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon, larry and ama. we're getting a glimpse of how microsoft is faring after a year of big changes at the company. as people stopped buying personal computers. net income came in at $6.37 billion, down 4%. first earnings report since microsoft tossed the old school mouse owe for a touch-based system. microsoft says sales of windows are up but didn't release numbers for windows 8, the new version. mrs. mayor making a foray into computer hardware. reports of initial sales have been disappointing. and in what would be another major shift in strategy, microsoft is considering making a $2 billion invest nmt one of the biggest customers, dell. and come supreme court says face poos has overtaken google maps as the most popular app in the united states. facebook first overtook google maps in september when apple booted google off its new operating sis tismt and taking a look at markets, stocks closed mi
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Jan 30, 2013 11:30pm PST
philanthropist and founder of microsoft. i'll ask him how to open up a tcp port to my network printer. please welcome bill gates! [cheers and applause] hey, mr. gates. >> ho you are you? >> stephen: nice to see you. thanks you for coming on. i've had your wife on a couple times but never you. thank you for coming. >> great to be here. >> stephen: are you still the richest guy in the world? yonch think so, no. >> stephen: could we not get the richest guy? i'm sure still got it on the ball but we don't have the richest guy? okay. we'll do this anyway. laugh you're trustee, cochair of bill and melinda gates foundation, cofounder of microsoft you have the annual letter from bill gates. it came out when? >> this morning. >> stephen: came out this morning. what is -- by the way, i'm not going to say you are an old out of touch billionaire but um, -- [ laughter ] you came on my show to say you wrote a letter. you know about e-mail, right? [ laughter ] tweet it if you wanted. if this letter are you telling us things are gotten better or worse? is the hopeful message this year? >> it's positive becaus
Jan 24, 2013 11:00am PST
company. the markets reacting to netflix this morning. a positive financial report. microsoft reports this afternoon. i want to give you one thought. that is when people say netflix, apple and microsoft in the same sentence. i put together this chart. this is planet apple right here. microsoft is much smaller. call it mars. this is netflix right there. more like an asteroid. very, very different companies. apple is just that big. back to you. >> what is this? i'm next? >> yeah. >> meteorologist christina loren, take it away. creative, jon. we are talking about cloud cover in the bay area. >> i think he was talking about where the heat is coming from. >> very good. >>> it is not coming from out here. good morning to you. you are right on the money, jon. she radiates that heat. we are looking good today. san francisco, starting to see the sky open up enough without dodging showers. we have showers coming down on the radar. defined line. extending from tracy to san jose and santa cruz. you can see light and spotty. the rain where you run to your vehicle. you don't need to carry your umbr
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